Today, when we think of engagement rings, we almost always think of diamonds. However, until the early 20th century, that actually wasn’t the case. During the Victorian era, diamonds were thought to be reserved only for engagement rings for aristocracy. More often than not, the groom would purchase a ring with some other precious or semi-precious gemstone engagement ring.
Now, though we still associate diamonds with engagement, more and more people are choosing other precious stones for their rings, including emerald, ruby, and sapphire engagement rings. These beautifully colored gemstones lend themselves to different women’s tastes and personalities. You can choose a gemstone in her favorite color, her birthstone, or her favorite gem.
An emerald engagement ring is perfect for a bride-to-be born in May, and the gem’s brilliant green is set off beautifully with either yellow or white gold. In a similar setting, ruby engagement rings look warm and bright. Against white gold, with diamond accent stones, sapphire engagement rings are reminiscent of a starlit night sky, like all of the nights you’ll spend looking at the sky together.
Whether you prefer emerald, ruby, sapphire, or tanzanite engagement rings, you’ll find something perfect in this collection. The settings and designs are classic with vintage style inspirations and quality craftsmanship. Select from solitaire emerald or ruby engagement rings set in yellow gold with diamond accent stones or an emerald-cut sapphire or tanzanite engagement ring in a halo diamond setting.
The designs for these precious gemstone engagement rings run the full gamut of classic engagement ring styles and fashions, each unique and elegant in its own right. The beautifully colored gems give the rings an antique appeal and a more personalized style.
Incorporating diamonds as accent stones makes the center gemstones dazzle even more. Take, for example, emerald diamond engagement rings with an oval emerald center stone and pavé diamonds glittering along the band and bridge. You could also choose from several ruby diamond engagement rings with options including a three stone ring with a ruby center stone and two diamond side stones or a ruby oval with antique details and diamonds set into the bridge and channels of the ring.
From large to small, simple to highly detailed, each of these precious gemstone enga